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2009 Ford Taurus X
2009 Ford Taurus X
Available Price Range $5,502-$11,270 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 18-20 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Ford Taurus X

Our Take

The Taurus X is a seven-passenger crossover that resembles a station wagon. Like the related Taurus sedan, the Taurus X has midsize dimensions that approach full-size. It comes in base SEL, midrange Eddie Bauer and top-level Limited trims. The Taurus X competes with the Dodge Journey, Subaru Trib... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Third-row room
  • Some cheap materials
  • Rear visibility
  • Forgettable name

Notable Features

  • Seats up to seven
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • More powerful engine
  • Wagon body style


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2007 about the 2008 Ford Taurus X. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.The Taurus X crossover vehicle isn't a new model; it was sold as the Freestyle from 2005 to 2007. (Ford made some upgrades and renamed... Read full review for the 2009 Ford Taurus X

Consumer Reviews


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Why in the heck did Ford drop this ???

by The Professor from Waukesha, WI on May 22, 2010

This car is bar-none the nicest vehicle I have ever owned. WE went from a Ford Windstar (also very reliable) to the "X" as we call it. It handles better, feels more like a car, QUIETER by far, has jus... Read Full Review


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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